Nine-Year Deal Brings Stability, Eliminates Possibility Of Another '2013 Surprise'
EAA and the FAA have signed two agreements - a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement - that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis through 2022 for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh convention.
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In some breaking news that reached us AFTER Airborne was scripted, we have learned that EAA and FAA have reached a settlement overt FAA fees for AirVenture that will offer some relief and stability for the next nine years. A few months ago we covered the story about the plan in Dayton, Ohio to preserve two of the Wright Brothers original factory buildings. The Wright Company buildings stand on a 20-acre historic parcel that’s part of the 54-acre, former Delphi auto parts manufacturing plant. We now have good news on the progress of this project. The FAA rules for pilot certification may seem complicated, but when compared to the European rules for certification, the FAA l
Representatives From Several Companies Are Expected To Speak
GAMA will hold a rally celebrating general aviation’s (GA) contributions to the economy on March 28 at Bombardier’s Dallas Service Center at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas. U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sam Johnson, Pete Sessions, and Marc Veasey will be the featured speakers.
Survey Will Gather Data On How GA Uses The Technology
A team of researchers at MIT's International Center for Air Transportation is looking for input from GA pilots for its new study of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather services to determine how pilots value and use them.
Engineers Working At Four Centers To Overcome The Problem
Since the Concorde’s final landing at London’s Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as a piece of lost luggage. However, this hasn’t stopped NASA from continuing the quest to develop solutions that will help get supersonic passenger travel off the ground once more. And, while aerospace engineers have made significant progress in their understanding of supersonic flight, one significant challenge remains: the loud sonic boom.
Demonstrating Environmental Gains, As Well As Increased Flight Predictability And Overall ATM Efficiency In Europe
Following on from flight trials in 2012, Airbus’ A320 ‘MSN001’ flight-test aircraft has undertaken the second “initial 4D” (i4D) trajectory flight trial as part of a joint project with its members in the EU-funded Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking (SJU).
The first AW101 for the Italian Air Force, designated the HH-101A “CAESAR”, made its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in the UK Wednesday at the presence of the Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Pasquale Preziosa, the Italian Ambassador Domenico Terracciano, the Director of ARMAEREO Lt. General Domenico Esposito, the 2 Group RAF Air Officer Commander Air Vice Marshal Sean Reynolds and other representatives and dignitaries from military services and public authorities.
In a breakthrough that will help make it possible for astronauts and robots to work together in deep space, researchers at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC), working with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station, have demonstrated coordinated control of robots in space by astronauts in space and operators on the ground.
The FAA has granted an STC to Gogo to install its Ku-band satellite equipment on Airbus A330 aircraft. This is Gogo's second STC for its Ku-band satellite service on Delta; Gogo previously received FAA certification to install its Ku-band equipment on Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Six-Week Consultation And Public Exhibitions Will Begin On April 4th, 2014
In its Interim Report published in December 2013, the Government’s independent Airports Commission included London Gatwick on its shortlist of potential locations for the next runway in the UK. Gatwick recognizes that its local communities will have many questions about what a second runway at Gatwick would mean for them, and is inviting them to participate in a six week public consultation starting on April 4th .
Appareo Can Provide An Eye In The Sky For Critical Air Ops
While at the 2013 NBAA conference, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell met with Derek Aslakson, the program manager for Appareo Systems. Appaero has developed a system that records aircraft performance data and crew performance at the same time. It consists of a data recorder and a video camera mounted in the cockpit.
Appareo Can Provide An Eye In The Sky For Critical Air Ops
While at the 2013 NBAA conference, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell met with Derek Aslakson, the program manager for Appareo Systems. Appaero has developed a system that records aircraft performance data and crew performance at the same time. It consists of a data recorder and a video camera mounted in the cockpit. Aslakson said the systems are being widely used in the air medical transport industry and in flight training.
Boosts Efforts To Preserve The Buildings For Use By The National Parks Service
Efforts to secure and restore the historic Wright brothers’ airplane factory have taken an important step forward with the inclusion of funding in Ohio’s capital budget bill. The budget bill for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 includes $250,000 to acquire and secure the two Wright Company buildings for eventual use by the National Park Service. Ohio Gov. John Kasich introduced the bill Tuesday to the state legislature.
Innovative Design Features Fans In Fuselage And Wingtips To Aid Lift And Control
Phantom Swift, a prototype Boeing initially built in less than a month, has been accepted to be part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) X-plane program. DARPA is trying to mature a new aircraft configuration capable of both efficient hover and high-speed cruise.
Will Hang The Engines On Its Newly-Ordered 737 MAX Airplanes
South Africa’s private domestic airline operator, JSE-listed Comair Limited, today announced an order for LEAP-1B engines to power eight Boeing 737 MAX 8s, making Comair the first African airline operator to order the new 737 MAX.
To Be Buried Friday At Arlington National Cemetery
The remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, were recently accounted for and will be buried in a group burial ceremony, according to The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office.
“This is one small step toward opening the Wright Company factory to the public as a unit of Dayton’s national park, but it’s a giant leap in terms of gaining recognition for the importance of this project.” Source: Tony Sculimbrene, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA).